Bristol cops: Mischievous raccoon gets head stuck in jar


The following report is compiled from the Bristol Police Department call log for the week of Sept. 30 - Oct. 8, 2013:

Monday, Sept. 30

A child from a Charles Street home was reportedly playing with the phone and dialed 9-1-1.

Someone graffitied the town common gazebo and DPW was called to paint over it.

Shayla Walden, 21, of Warren, was arrested on charges of failure to stop at the scene of an accident of an attended car. The day before, she was traveling on Metacom Avenue when she allegedly rear-ended another driver near the Toyota dealership and took off.

Bristol Rescue was called to transport and emotional woman who was walking in the area of Gooding Avenue, yelling at patrons in the area.

A DeWolf Avenue resident called police to report that his neighbor had vandalized some hedges on his property.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

A Diamond Avenue resident called police because while she was on the second floor of her home, she heard someone open and shut the front door. She called out to her boyfriend, but no one answered. She was waiting for him to arrive and wanted police to check the scene.

Police were called to an area of Metacom Avenue for a report that a male was checking door handles on cars.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

A caller reported that a woman is in the area of Magnolia Street, screaming at an auto repair shop. Police determined that there was no problem. The woman was yelling from her car to get her son's attention, who was working at the shop.

Police were called to check on a male who was sleeping under a tree at the town common.

James P. Doherty, 45, of 106 Bradford St., was arrested on a warrant charge of possession of a schedule I,II, III, IV, V drug. In January 2011, police responded to a an area of Ferry road near RWU for a report that a car had driven off the road. Upon arrival, police noted Mr. Doherty standing next to the driver's side door of the car. After an investigation, police found a yellowish colored rock, wrapped in plastic under a piece of foil. It was seized and sent to a toxicologist for testing. Results came back positive for cocaine.

A caller reported that someone was attempting to steal a Jeep at Independence Park. She saw a man with a flashlight strike the dashboard several times. Police determined there was no issued. The man was trying to fix a problem with the car.

Lauren Ibbotson, 27, of 134 Berry Lane, was arrested on a Superior Court bench warrant for failure to appear. She had initially been charged with manufacturing or selling a schedule I, II narcotic. She turned herself in to Bristol police.

A caller asked for police to respond to Independence Park because man wouldn't stop yelling profanities at her, even after she shined her headlights on him.

Thursday, Oct. 3

A caller reported a loud noise in the area of Hope Street at 5:46 a.m. Police spoke with a delivery driver and advised him of the noise ordinance. He will arrange to have his deliveries in order to comply with the ordinance.

Gregg Trexler, 30, of 4 Michael Drive, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, and a bench warrant for failure to appear for a suspended license hearing. While in patrol near Michael Drive, officers saw Mr. Trexler, who was known to have an active warrant for his arrest. While in the booking room, Mr. Trexler was searched and police discoverd an open pack of cigarettes. Inside was allegedly a glass pipe with marijuana on top.

Animal control was called to an area of Valley Drive to help a raccoon get its head out of a jar.

Friday, Oct. 4

An Easterbrooks Avenue resident spoke to police about an issue with credit card fraud.

John O'Flaherty was issued a summons for urinating in public. Police allegedly saw Mr. O'Flaherty standing in the intersection of Bay View Avenue and Thompson Street around 1:35 a.m. He sauntered to a stone wall and allegedly peed.

Police and firefighters responded to a home on State Street for a reported kitchen fire. Flames were coming from behind the stove. The cause was a hole in the flex hose going into the stove.

Kyle Bull, 20, of Pleasantville, N.Y., was arrested on charges of DUI first offense. While leaving the scene of a house party, police saw Mr. Bull strike a parked car on Franklin Street. He was placed into custody following a field sobriety test, which he allegedly failed. He blew on a breathalyzer, which reach his BAC at .15.

A Fox Hill Avenue reported that his car tires were damaged.

A caller reported that juveniles were playing football in the middle of Wood Street.

Saturday, Oct. 5

A passing driver told police that a female was sleeping in a car on Hope Street. Officers determined there was no problem. She was taking a nap before work.

A caller reported seeing a coyote on the RI Veterans Home property.

Police arrested Steven E. Moran, 73, of 87 Hopeworth Ave., on charges of larceny. On Sept. 22, a person reported to police that they saw someone taking rocks from a stone wall at Coggeshall Farm. The pickup truck was registered to Mr. Moran, and he eventually turned himself in to police.

Police were called to a home on Scott Lane for a report that a suspicious female was taking photos in the rear of the home. Officers determined her to be an insurance agent who was taking pictures for a new policy.

Alexander Papaiouannou, 26, of 21 Bradford St., was arrested on charges of domestic assault by strangulation. Police were called to the Bradford Street home around 5:14 p.m. where a female told police she and Mr. Papaiouannou had been in an argument. She told police that he allegedly held a pillow to her face, covering her mouth and nose. Police observed red marks on her neck and both her wrists. Mr. Papaiouannou was located by police a short time later on Metacom Avenue and he was taken into custody.

 Sunday, Oct. 6

A resident of Almeida Court reported loud music coming from RWU dorms. RWU was notified to respond.

A Burke Road resident reported that his car was missing and his friend might have taken it without permission. Before police arrived, the male called back to inform police that his friend was on his way back with the car.

A Hope Street caller reported that a male inhaled the nitrous oxide from whipped cream cans and left the store.

A Villa Avenue resident reported hearing loud arguing coming from a neighbor's house. Police determined the noise came from two 13-year-old females who were horsing around. Officers spoke with the parents.




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